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The Gift of Music | CDs | Folk & Celtic | Folk Music of Scotland
Celtic Airs & Ballads
The Celtic Muse
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CCL CDG1018Folk Music of Scotland1 My love she's but a lassie yet/The Atholl Highlanders2 Miss Macleod's Reel3 My fair and rare one4 My love/Jimmy Allen5 Tam lin6 Trooper and Maid7 East neuk o'Fife8 Captain Keeler9 Drops of brandy10 The bonny banks of Fordie11 The white cockade12 I wish I were where Helen lies13 Bernard's well/Braes of Auchertyre/Madam McKeany's Scottish measure14 Westlin' Winds15 Da slocket licht16 Jock o'Hazeldean17 Heather down the moor18 Mingulay boat song19 Tibby FowlerThis album and its companion volumes (Folk Music of England CCLCDG1016, Folk Music of Ireland CCLCDG1017, Folk Music of Wales CCLCDG1019) present some of Britain's finest folk musicians performing a selection of songs and instrumental music from the British folk tradition. These recordings have the air of spontaneous, impromptu performance, a coming together to make music which is one of the hallmarks of the folk music scene. It is as if the recording engineers were allowed to eavesdrop on the music making - and captured frozen improvisations. The variety of sound on these albums is remarkable and the number of instruments and voices involved produces some remarkable programmes. But don't be fooled by the apparent ease - these musicians work hard, rehearsing and arranging behind the scenes (or discreetly working and honing their style during a jam session in a quiet town or country pub). The result is carefully crafted music which honours and past but which, like all living things, moves on and develops. Next time they play and sing the results will be different. The old folk melodies of the British Isles are honoured and respected, are treated as raw material for high quality music making.Folk Music from Scotland presents some of the finest music from the Northernmost part of the British Isles. Songs of nature and dancing predominate, but there are Celtic tales of magic and mystery such as Tam lin, dreamy sounds such as the Mingulary Boat Song and the down to earth humour of Tibby Fowler.PerformersIan GilesIan PageJon BanksJohn SpiersSarah StoweMatthew SpringSharon LindoThe Amber QuartetIan Giles drumPaul Sartin fiddleJohn Spiers melodeonBenji Kirkpatrick bouzoukiDr FaustusPaul Sartin fiddleTim van Eyken guitarRobert Harbron concertinaBenji Kirkpatrick guitarDragonsfire Jon Banks dulcimer & mandolinBen Grove mandolinHilary Perona-Wright guitarNigel Perona-Wright flute & recorderAll arrangements by courtesy of the performers.
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